Turkmen speaking countriesTurkmen is the official language in Turkmenistan and is spoken in 2 other countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Turkmen language (native name: Türkmen, Түркмен) has its roots in the Turkic language family.
As a percentage of the total population, the largest share of around 72 percent is in Turkmenistan. A total of about 6.4 million people worldwide speak Turkmen as their mother tongue.
|Turkmenistan||Central Asia||yes||72.0 %||4,566,000|
|Iran||South Asia||no||1.2 %||1,055,000|
|Afghanistan||South Asia||no||1.9 %||762,000|
Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers — not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Turkmen as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand, or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1% are unlikely to be listed here.